Intelligence – January, 21 2010

Intelligence – January, 21 2010

Frontier Airlines will offer seasonal service to Fairbanks, Alaska beginning May 14, 2010. The nonstop service will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday through Sept. 12, 2010. EarlyReturns members can get roundtrip award tickets for 30,000 miles or spend 20,000 miles for a one-way award ticket …

Hong Kong-based Regal Hotels International is now a partner in EVA Air Evergreen Club where members can earn 500 miles per qualifying stay …

El Al is hoping to establish new relationships with domestic U.S. carriers and hopes to announce new partnerships soon. “We’re working on developing another two or three special agreements and new relationships with domestic American carriers,” said outgoing Chief Executive Haim Romano …

Oman Air Sindbad members can now earn 500 miles for every qualifying stay at Rotana hotel properties in the Mena region, and to celebrate, you can get double miles until March 31, 2010 …

U.S. American Express cardmembers can now transfer their Membership Rewards points into British Airways Executive Club miles with a new partnership. Points can be transferred to miles on a 1:1 basis in 1,000-point increments …

Delta Air Lines and Singapore Airlines will terminate their FFP partnership on May 15, 2010 …

The Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino is no longer a partner in Starwood Preferred Guest…

Rupert Duchesne, CEO of Groupe Aeroplan Inc., made it into the top 100 list of the highest paid CEOs in Canada for 2008 at the number 100 spot. He was paid $3.2 million…

Aeroplan members can no longer earn miles or redeem with National Car Rental. Avis and Hertz continue as members, and until March 31, 2010, members can earn double miles with Avis–that’s 1,000 Aeroplan miles at airport locations and 500 miles off-airport. In the U.S., the rental must be in conjunction with an Air Canada flight …

On March 27, 2010, Continental will begin daily nonstop service between Newark and Munich …

In May, airberlin will begin service between San Francisco and Dusseldorf. This is the first airberlin flight serving San Francisco …

American AAdvantage members have been able to earn miles on Brazil’s GOL Airlines, but soon they will also be able to redeem travel awards on GOL flights…

Representatives from Air India have announced that the airline is in talks with Continental Airlines to form a frequent flyer program partnership …

Points.com has a new partner in India’s Trident Hotels. Trident Privilege members can track their points balance, convert points to frequent flyer miles or other loyalty currencies and redeem points for gift certificates through Points.com …

Delta and Virgin Blue have begun codeshare flights on six routes marking the beginning of Delta’s marketing alliance with V Australia, which allows SkyMiles members to earn miles on V Australia and Virgin Blue’s domestic flights. Delta’s BusinessElite customers, Platinum, Gold and Diamond Medallion members, and Sky Club members also gain complimentary access to Virgin Blue lounges, while Virgin Blue’s Velocity members may earn miles on Delta and access Delta Sky Club locations.

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